Gateway announces $1350 8800M GTS notebook

Written by Tim Smalley

January 8, 2008 | 15:51

Tags: #8800m #details #gts #notebook #price #specs

Companies: #gateway

Gateway showed off its latest P-series FX notebooks at CES and from what we understand, they will be available to buy in US stores from January 13th.

What made Gateway’s notebooks interesting was the entry-level model, the Gateway P-6831FX, which is priced at just $1349.99.

It comes with a 17-inch display with a 1440x900 WXGA+ resolution, an Nvidia GeForce 8800M GTS 512MB, an Intel Core 2 Duo T5450 (1.66GHz, 2MB shared L2 cache), 3GB of RAM, a 250GB 5,400 RPM hard drive and a multi-format dual-layer DVD-R/RW/DVD-RAM drive.

While the specs aren’t that impressive at face value, what makes it breathtaking is the price point that Gateway is trying to hit with this machine. I really didn’t expect to see this kind of power available at this price point this early in the year.

I’m not a fan of the notebook’s aesthetics personally, but given the price point that Gateway is looking to hit with this model, I’d probably be willing to sacrifice looks a little for the power that would be on tap.

If this comes to the UK, we can probably expect it to hit around £800 (inc. VAT) - let's hope that it does! Do you think the P-6831FX is destined for success? Let us know in the forums.

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